The PIANO RECITAL was held on Tuesday March 16th at a private home. Chris, Helen and Jancis performed over an hour of piano music. Solos, duets and a piece for 2 pianos. The audience of 17 enjoyed the variety of music, some familiar, some new to most. As well as the music, each performer gave a background to each piece, with some interesting information about the composer or the circumstances in which the work was composed. Some interesting facts about music used for Weddings (two of the pieces are frequently used at weddings: Pachelbel's "Canon in D" and Jerimiah Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary". At interval the audience had a chance to mingle with the artistes over morning tea.
The Music Performers Group met today (Thursday 6th May) in Helen's Music Room at Churton Park. Mostly singers this time plus two pianists (a Brahms Intermezzo and a Prelude by Pachulski) and Helen's Piano Accordian (a Russian melody).
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I am just one of the group who thoroughly enjoys our weekly sessions, but also likes to have photos and have a record of our group.
Margaret Stenhouse who was our Leader and teacher, was amazing! Her funeral was held on 15th March.
We have had an experienced player join us, who is prepared to take over as teacher.